PAPIR IZ DOKH VAYS 
פאפיר איז דאך ווייס 

Papir iz dokh vays
un tint iz dokh shvarts.
Tsu dir, mayn zis lebn,
tsit dokh mayn harts!
Kh'volt shtendik gezesn
dray teg nokh anand
tsu kushn dayn sheyn ponem
un tsu haltn dayn hant.

Nekhtn bay nakht
bin ikh af a khasene geven,
fil sheyne meydlekh hob ich dort gezen.
Fil sheyne meydlekh - tsu dir kumt nit gor,
tsu dayne shvartse eygelekh,
tsu dayne shvartse hor.

Akh, du liber got, her oys mayn farlang!
Dem oysher gistu koved mit a sheynem gang.
Mir giv a shtibele af dem groz dem grinem,
az ikh mit mayn zis lebn zoln voynen drinen.

Yiddish - PAPER IS WHITE 
 

Paper is still white
and ink is still black.
To you, my sweet (life),
my heart still pulls!
I'd sit any time
for three days in a row
to kiss your pretty face
and to hold your hands.

Last night
I was at a wedding
many pretty girls did I see there.
Many pretty girls - none come to you,
to your black eyes,
to your black hair.

Oh, dear god, hear my request!
Bountifully you give honour to the rich
to me give a little house on the green grass,
so I can live with my sweetie in it.


LYRICS
Unknown
MUSIC
Folk
SINGER
Various

Words transliterated and translated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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